Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
centered effect
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu/Debian
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problems accessing Windows machine

I am using Windows now for my file server, and everything works almost how I wanted it to.

Now my question, my Linux machine cannot access the Windows server. I have tried making a mount folder under /media/servername and a folder under the home directory all with no avail. I have looked at the tutorials and still cannot get into my machine. Please note, my Linux machine has two network cards, one for the internet and one to access the server. I am a newbie and I just want a centralized place to access and put my files.
Old 07-26-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Its a bit of a pain to mount a windows file system in windows. this is prob the easiest way. download windows services for unix 3.5 you only really need to install the nfs server parts. you will have to copy your passwd and group files from /etc . the whole think took me about 20 min the other night . good luck
Old 07-26-2005, 06:32 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
ignore the stupidity of the first line i meant. "mount windows in linux"
Old 07-26-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, self-built [not LFS]
Posts: 109

Rep: Reputation: 15
If you have smbfs support in your kernel [which you probably do], it should be viciously easy to mount a Windows file system in Linux. Seeing as you're using Debian, it's as easy as this:

apt-get install smbfs
modprobe smbfs
smbmount //windowsserver/share /media/servername -o username=windowsusername,password=windowspassword,uid=your_user_name,gid=your_group

Replace /media/servername to wherever you want to mount the files. windowsusername should be the username you need to access the files on Windows, windowspassword should be the password for that, your_user_name and your_group should both be set to your username.

If you have any problems with this, let me know.

Edit: sorry about the long line. The smbmount command and the line following it should all be on one line, though.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accessing a remote X server from a Windows machine escordeiro Linux - Software 1 03-23-2005 09:24 PM
Accessing a linux drive on a windows machine? patfogle Linux - Newbie 6 01-21-2005 02:09 AM
Accessing samba shares from a windows machine lacitpo Linux - Software 2 12-13-2004 06:47 AM
Accessing linux server from windows machine Saffsd Linux - Newbie 9 01-21-2004 09:37 AM
accessing windows 98 machine 24giovanni Linux - Networking 2 02-04-2003 10:28 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration